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  • I've decided to make the Nikana, and tomorrow I shall have a Dragon Nikana in the foundry, but I already have a maxed Dakra Prime (Unpotatoed, unforma'd) complete with a stance, while I don't have a stance for the Nikanas. Should I sell my Dakra or keep it?

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    • Why would anyone even consider selling dakra (for at best 6p for a weapon slot)

      Dakra is a higher dps weapon. after using both extensively, i have no idea why flaily nikana is popular. potato that, put a good build on, watch it swing for 7k normal hits, extremely fast (with dervish) or roflcopterly fast (with phoenix)

      Dragon has an annoying habit of being unable to hit a downed mob unless you use a finisher, and unable to hit stuff like crawlers at all. it also has exactly no AoE on the slam.

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    • I prefer Dakra Prime because IMO, the Drakana has awkward attack animations, especially with it's stances. The Dakra can also surpass the Drakana's damage with the Crimson D stance. Well both weapons have slow attack speeds, but I think Crimson D's attacks are still less awkward (and you get free damage multiplier too). Lastly, Dakra because. .  . its Prime. . . so its gold. . . and shiny. . .

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    • Despite D. Nikanas dmg output, I prefer the D. Prime not just because of its mobility and potentially out dpsing D. Nikana, but because of its versatility and drawing speed. When using a slide atk, D. Nikana lacks not only distance but has a slow drawing animation, where as D. prime has amazing reach and quick slide atk animation. Paired by it's nearly linear atks and tiny slam radius, D. Nikana primary use lies in hacking away. D. Prime, on the other hand, has more use other than hacking away (such as smashing hidden crates or moving from place to place). However this is only my opinion after using the 2 weapons, so I'll leave the final verdicate to you.

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    • If you have crimson dervish, I would say Dakra Prime.  Not sure if it was changed, but I am also certain that the first strike of any Crimson Dervish combo applies a 4X damage multiplier.  The Dragon Nikana is fun, and looks bad-a**, but it doesn't seem to be as effective.

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    • first three strikes are 3x

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    • im more to dragon cause the damagies... but i love dakra cause u can roflcopter and its also good with the damagies... it depends your style.

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    • I have never been able to get combos to work right. I still use orthos prime all day. I have the ability to get both drakana and dakra prime, I wasn't aware that it could have higher dps.

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    • I bought weapon slots, now I can keep both. Because of all your comments, I've realised that they're pretty much equal (I have Iron Phoenix), so I'll keep em both. Thanks for the help, though!

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    • Orthos prime is up there as a third equal, crowd control over dps. it also roflstomps in pvp.

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    • Fang Prime is master roflstomp in PvP, dat 20k slide attack doe

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    • how does fail prime get anywhere NEAR 20k slide? nami skyla can barely break 5k slide, with the highest slide in the game.

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    • Rhionhi wrote:
      how does fail prime get anywhere NEAR 20k slide? nami skyla can barely break 5k slide, with the highest slide in the game.

      I am thinking the same thing...I havent tested this out...but if you are in a combo multiplier...does it the multiplier apply to the slide attack?

      If so then I can see how you can get a 20K slide attack with a 5 multiplier.

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    • I was doing a duel in the Dojo against a friend for fun and he 1-shot slide attacked me with around 20k damage.

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    • In short terms 60x3=180 which is MORE than 85.1. Wow that was hard. In all seriousness the dakra loses some attackspeed but does more than 2x the damage of dragon nikana. It's pretty easy to choose.

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    • Without being in stance mode Nikana is better imho. But it has a very poor slide attack making it subpar for mobility. Since I have dervish there is no comparison possible, dakra is at least twice as effective and more mobile. BUT tranquil cleave Nikana > Iron Phoenix Dakra all day.

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    • 81.56.79.150 wrote: tranquil cleave Nikana > Iron Phoenix Dakra all day.

      Seems like people are so entranced by that x4 multiplier without realizing the downsides to Crimson Dervish. It's not even comparable in usability vs Phoenix. Like posing for years as enemies shoot you? Be my guest.

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    • Another uninformed and misleading post by someone who obviously does not own the stance.

      the multiplier is 3x, and there is no downside except a very minor loss of attack speed. i am still attacking 3 to 5 times a second, for over 3000 base damage per swing.

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    • serro

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    • Shonoun wrote:
      I've decided to make the Nikana, and tomorrow I shall have a Dragon Nikana in the foundry, but I already have a maxed Dakra Prime (Unpotatoed, unforma'd) complete with a stance, while I don't have a stance for the Nikanas. Should I sell my Dakra or keep it?

      Hello.It's the Dakra Prime with crimson dervish stance.

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    • I, personally, can't offer an opinion on the Dakra P. mainly because I've never used it. That being said, I had the full set and didn't know what I had until I watched Potato Powered's comparison to the Drakana and the Dakra. BUT, I have all the requirements to the drakana, aside from R8 which I'm close to. Drakana is able to 1S the Stalker with no trouble.

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    • i think you will find that the stalker is able to oneshot you if you try that sort of nonsense.

      Dakra has much higher damage per swing swith stance. d-nikana requires absolutely no effort to get or use.

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    • unless you hit him while he is kneeling and defenseless.

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    • Rhionhi wrote:
      i think you will find that the stalker is able to oneshot you if you try that sort of nonsense.

      Dakra has much higher damage per swing swith stance. d-nikana requires absolutely no effort to get or use.

      Go watch Mogamu's review of the Drakana, you'll see what I mean.

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    • You cant sell a built weapon n00b

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    • 50.184.58.225 wrote:
      You cant sell a built weapon n00b

      He means to sell his weapon from his inventory for credits.......    =/

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    • 50.184.58.225 wrote:
      You cant sell a built weapon n00b

      Do you actually play the game? Not sure if trolling...

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    • T101slicer wrote:
      50.184.58.225 wrote:
      You cant sell a built weapon n00b
      Do you actually play the game? Not sure if trolling...

      You can't sell a built weapon directly from the foundry, but if you collect the weapon, you can go into your inventory to sell it.

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    • Azywng wrote:
      T101slicer wrote:
      50.184.58.225 wrote:
      You cant sell a built weapon n00b
      Do you actually play the game? Not sure if trolling...
      You can't sell a built weapon directly from the foundry, but if you collect the weapon, you can go into your inventory to sell it.

      I understand that, I actually play the game.

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    • T101slicer wrote:
      Rhionhi wrote:
      i think you will find that the stalker is able to oneshot you if you try that sort of nonsense.

      Dakra has much higher damage per swing swith stance. d-nikana requires absolutely no effort to get or use.

      Go watch Mogamu's review of the Drakana, you'll see what I mean.

      And, as a follow-up to my last comment, D-Nikana requires a LOT of effort to get. MR8, whilst the Dakra, which Crimson Dervish is getting nerfed in U15, only requires MR6. I got to MR6 in my first week of playing, it took me more than a month to get MR8. That, and the D-Nikana requires 75 Oxium and 1 Argon. A total of 175 Oxium, and 4 Argons. Dakra? Simple, farm it's parts in the void, get 15 potato seeds ( if you're a real Warframe player, you'll know what I mean), then wait 12hrs. TL;DR: Drakana requires a lot of time getting it, and some skill in the timing of it's attacks, of which, my name is feared in Dark Sector conflicts. I've gotten so many players to rage-quit once my Drakana has gotten enough levels into it.

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    • T101slicer wrote:
      T101slicer wrote:
      Rhionhi wrote:
      i think you will find that the stalker is able to oneshot you if you try that sort of nonsense.

      Dakra has much higher damage per swing swith stance. d-nikana requires absolutely no effort to get or use.

      Go watch Mogamu's review of the Drakana, you'll see what I mean.
      And, as a follow-up to my last comment, D-Nikana requires a LOT of effort to get. MR8, whilst the Dakra, which Crimson Dervish is getting nerfed in U15, only requires MR6. I got to MR6 in my first week of playing, it took me more than a month to get MR8. That, and the D-Nikana requires 75 Oxium and 1 Argon. A total of 175 Oxium, and 4 Argons. Dakra? Simple, farm it's parts in the void, get 15 potato seeds ( if you're a real Warframe player, you'll know what I mean), then wait 12hrs. TL;DR: Drakana requires a lot of time getting it, and some skill in the timing of it's attacks, of which, my name is feared in Dark Sector conflicts. I've gotten so many players to rage-quit once my Drakana has gotten enough levels into it.

      I'd say both blades are difficult to obtain (I'm a casual player, altough I know what a potato seed is [It's an Orokin cell]) and the reward is proportional to the effort involved.

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    • Azywng wrote:
      T101slicer wrote:
      T101slicer wrote:
      Rhionhi wrote:
      i think you will find that the stalker is able to oneshot you if you try that sort of nonsense.

      Dakra has much higher damage per swing swith stance. d-nikana requires absolutely no effort to get or use.

      Go watch Mogamu's review of the Drakana, you'll see what I mean.
      And, as a follow-up to my last comment, D-Nikana requires a LOT of effort to get. MR8, whilst the Dakra, which Crimson Dervish is getting nerfed in U15, only requires MR6. I got to MR6 in my first week of playing, it took me more than a month to get MR8. That, and the D-Nikana requires 75 Oxium and 1 Argon. A total of 175 Oxium, and 4 Argons. Dakra? Simple, farm it's parts in the void, get 15 potato seeds ( if you're a real Warframe player, you'll know what I mean), then wait 12hrs. TL;DR: Drakana requires a lot of time getting it, and some skill in the timing of it's attacks, of which, my name is feared in Dark Sector conflicts. I've gotten so many players to rage-quit once my Drakana has gotten enough levels into it.
      I'd say both blades are difficult to obtain (I'm a casual player, altough I know what a potato seed is [It's an Orokin cell]) and the reward is proportional to the effort involved.

      You're very right, my Dakra has rewarded me very well with the time I took on it, although I never spent a Forma on it. My D-Nikana has done the same, lasting well into T4S with the way I have it built. Although, I've felt that my D-Nikana has some damage fall-off at around 20-30m in T4S, and then becoming all but useless, unless you want to use it as a poker, around 50-1hr. Either way, both blades are difficult to get, like you said, but the D-Nikana happens to be the tougher of the two.

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    • ok all of you both of them are equal thats it

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    • skana is best

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    • 142.161.217.75 wrote:
      skana is best

      just kidding.  I just prefer the Dakra for its mobility and coptering, otherwise D-Nikana is my main.

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    • 49.148.53.79 wrote:
      ok all of you both of them are equal thats it

      This entire thread was created to view the differences and to help me decide if I should get the Dragon Nikana or not. This isn't a heated fanboy argument about the weapons, this is a civilised discussion. Please read the original post before making an -BEEP- comment like this, it really doesn't do anything to help the questioner come to a decision. And, this post is hella old. Why are people still commenting on it...?

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    • this post is old...but old or not can provide information, i dont hava Dakra prime but i know that its good in speed while Dragon nikana is good at damages but for me...dragon nikana because it gives me a blademaster feeling and also...my mods to it mow down infesteds,grineer,orokin, corpus(speed) with my current mods(their weakness and some damage increase) with ease..i mostly use my melee than guns thanks to "sword alone achievement" so in my opinion dragoon nikana for power and dakra prime for speed  and that is all i can say

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    • Areonlight35 wrote:
      this post is old...but old or not can provide information, i dont hava Dakra prime but i know that its good in speed while Dragon nikana is good at damages but for me...dragon nikana because it gives me a blademaster feeling and also...my mods to it mow down infesteds,grineer,orokin, corpus(speed) with my current mods(their weakness and some damage increase) with ease..i mostly use my melee than guns thanks to "sword alone achievement" so in my opinion dragoon nikana for power and dakra prime for speed  and that is all i can say

      ^ Completely the opposite what he said.

      Dakra does really high damage with Crimson Dervish easy-to-perform combos (12-14k per hit is not unusual at all!), but all these combos are slow and rather static. It's better vs. tough targets and worth to use only with weapon drawn due to average quick melee.

      DNikana does a bit lower combo damage, but Blind Justice combos are quicker and more mobile, + much higher damage when used for quick melee only.

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    • 159.205.188.108 wrote:
      Areonlight35 wrote:
      this post is old...but old or not can provide information, i dont hava Dakra prime but i know that its good in speed while Dragon nikana is good at damages but for me...dragon nikana because it gives me a blademaster feeling and also...my mods to it mow down infesteds,grineer,orokin, corpus(speed) with my current mods(their weakness and some damage increase) with ease..i mostly use my melee than guns thanks to "sword alone achievement" so in my opinion dragoon nikana for power and dakra prime for speed  and that is all i can say
      ^ Completely the opposite what he said.

      Dakra does really high damage with Crimson Dervish easy-to-perform combos (12-14k per hit is not unusual at all!), but all these combos are slow and rather static. It's better vs. tough targets and worth to use only with weapon drawn due to average quick melee.

      DNikana does a bit lower combo damage, but Blind Justice combos are quicker and more mobile, + much higher damage when used for quick melee only.

      i do use blind justice rather than tranquil cleave..i can so 40k-74k yellow crit

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    • I built my Dragon Nikana before ever trying the Dakra and adored it at first because of its simply brutal dmg at that time. (It's nothing after heavy weapons got buffed recently, but back then it surely was awesome.) 

      But sadly I didn't grow to like the stances at all and was really disappointed after looking forward to wielding it. The strikes were too irregular. Hitting in radically different cones with every swing, was really annoying.

      I finished the dakra some time ago and got myself that Dervish stance(for 5p, yay) and this was really what I wanted. Love the flowing attack and its steady hacking, very reliable.

      But honestly i mostly use my Fang Prime, because they are the first Prime i ever built, look awesome, can copter well and using a meele weapon in higher lvls is mostly for emergencies anyway.

      I'm so l33t i dont have emergencies :D

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    • My Dragon Nikana deals on average 15k damage. It wasn't built for Crit but it does it more often than not. It's not uncommon to see numbers from 20k to 50k, and when I say not uncommon I mean I get one once every 3 minutes or so in survival or defense against 40-50 leveled enemies, depending on what I'm hitting. The most damage I've seen so far is 85k against an infested. I can't really compare it to the Dakra Prime because I don't have it yet but for now I'm happy with my DNikana.

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    • one of my 1st highest crit was when i am with my friend doing an ifested mission then...i upgraded my elemental mod to dragon nikana...then i have a high crit multiplier...then i got 115k-yellow...and i havent use yet the channeling ...i am just sharing good day

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    • Dragon Nikana is a joke, high rank lvl , cool stance now with blind justice but we have lot others melees much more powerfull, dakra prime, dual zoren, dual ichor, dual cleavers, orthos prime, all this weapons are better than nikana... ohhh but katanas s cool, i forgot this. If we have something with more lvl rank, this weapon need be better.

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    • imagine if there is dual dragon nikana or dragon nikana prime...oh...of course DE wont release it...since it would be too op and players will surely stay with the op one

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    • Personally, the dakra has more dps overall, but i like to solo capture with my limbo, and on those i bring out the d-nikana as it deals alot of damage, miltiplied with banish, and converted to finisher, it makes sure i get the targets in one hit, even at t4. The dakra could probabily do that too, but i like to be positive that he'll die

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    • Areonlight35 wrote:
      imagine if there is dual dragon nikana or dragon nikana prime...oh...of course DE wont release it...since it would be too op and players will surely stay with the op one


      Since Soma Prime and Nova prime came out last month, you can't be sure of anything anymore ... :P

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    • Fegazeus wrote:
      Areonlight35 wrote:
      imagine if there is dual dragon nikana or dragon nikana prime...oh...of course DE wont release it...since it would be too op and players will surely stay with the op one

      Since Soma Prime and Nova prime came out last month, you can't be sure of anything anymore ... :P

      hmm maybe you are right but having an op weapon in the game will make people stay in one weapon that to have fun playing other weapon...i like glaive and it was my 1st fun and op weapon before i got dragon nikana(this katana is only my rush or high rank missions only weapon)

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    • That's not really true, not everyone is using Boltor Prime or Soma Prime or Paris Prime, yet they are by far the best weapons (on paper). Mostly because they aren't fun to play because of the lack of originality in using the strongest weapon with no style involved.

      Also, the Dragon Nikana is only average for coptering.

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    • I like them both. I got the Dragon Nikana first.

      They are both strong weapons and I would not sell my Dakra Prime. Keep both and be happy.

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    • Why not dakra dragon nikana prime









      yes

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    • I love how ths thread has been going since 2013. My weapon of choice is D-Nikana with Blind Justice, but I'm building Dakra before it goes into vault. Still gotta get Dervish doe.

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    • i just want to know which is bettter i think dakra

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    • 94.11.45.61 wrote:
      i just want to know which is bettter i think dakra

      By reading these comments, you'd know that both are essentially balanced with each other.

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    • NeithanDiniem wrote:
      94.11.45.61 wrote:
      i just want to know which is bettter i think dakra
      By reading these comments, you'd know that both are essentially balanced with each other.


      Foul heresy.

      (That said, dragon nikana is a little less terrible now, since the inability to copter or air attack more than a few inches in no longer an issue..)

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    • 108.40.65.231 wrote:

      81.56.79.150 wrote: tranquil cleave Nikana > Iron Phoenix Dakra all day.

      Seems like people are so entranced by that x4 multiplier without realizing the downsides to Crimson Dervish. It's not even comparable in usability vs Phoenix. Like posing for years as enemies shoot you? Be my guest.

      Have fun with taking an age to kill high level enemies. I'll just be over here, still oneshotting.

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    • The problem with Iron Phoenix is the pause in the combo. With Crimson Dervish I can continue my combo staying in parry mode against knockdowns, while with Iron Phoenix I have to break the combo and restart it.

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    • BURN IN HELL NECROPOSTERS

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    • Why are you nekroing it too, :)

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    • Both weapons aren't that easy to get.

      • Nikana - MR4
      • Dragon Nikana - MR8
      • Dakra Prime - Platinum

      If you have good mods/stances, both weapons are pretty similar.

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    • Jaw Sword>All

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    • My Jat Kitty says otherwise *launches enemy to the moon*

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    • MOGAMU KILLED THE STALKER WITH A "DRAGON NIKANA" Enough SAID. NIGGAS.. who PRIME DROOL on Warframe Bling. 

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    • 24.130.135.233 wrote:
      MOGAMU KILLED THE STALKER WITH A "DRAGON NIKANA" Enough SAID. NIGGAS.. who PRIME DROOL on Warframe Bling. 

      I cant tell if this is actually serious..

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    • Rhionhi wrote:
      24.130.135.233 wrote:
      MOGAMU KILLED THE STALKER WITH A "DRAGON NIKANA" Enough SAID. NIGGAS.. who PRIME DROOL on Warframe Bling. 
      I cant tell if this is actually serious..


      Im scared that the person thinks this discussion is relevent anymore with the Broken War being in game now...

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    • nikana rime lel

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    • 24.130.135.233 wrote:
      MOGAMU KILLED THE STALKER WITH A "DRAGON NIKANA" Enough SAID. NIGGAS.. who PRIME DROOL on Warframe Bling. 

      And?

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    • A Lone Tenno
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